Three priorities for three leaders - take action for Rohingya

Habiburahman is the founder and spokesperson for The Australian Burmese Rohingya Organisation. Habib says:

'The identity of Rohingya is being destroyed and they are being permanently barred from the right to have rights.'

Since 25 August, Burmese armed forces and local militia have killed more 3000 Rohingya civilians and driven out 400,000 from 61 villages across three townships, burning down around 30,000 houses while laying landmines and heavily and indiscriminately using helicopters, tanks and artillery including machine guns against people as they are fleeing.'

Habib and ABRO want the Australian government to call on UN security council to take effective action against Burma, including economic sanctions and deployment of international peace keeping force to halt and prevent the atrocities.

Urgent international aid distribution is needed, ensuring the aid Australia has pledged is delivered directly to hands of Rohingya experiencing atrocities.

In Australia, Habib says we must share the responsibility equally to resettle Rohingya, we must reopen the doors to settling from transition countries like Bangladesh, where people are not safe.

Around 100 Rohingya people are still languishing on Manus and Nauru and up to 1000 live in Australia without a permanent protection visa, many with no right to work.

What's more, we must expedite the process and grant everyone permanent protection so they are better able to support their families back home. 

TAKE ACTION - three priorities for three leaders

We in the community MUST put pressure on our leaders by:

1. calling our local MP AND

2. The Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten AND

3. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

ASK each of our leaders to take three priority actions for Rohingya people:

-increase Australia's intake to 20,000 immediately
-intervene internationally to ensure humanitarian aid gets to Rohingya people and the UN sends a peace keeping force
-grant permanent protection to Rohingya who have made protection claims in Australia, including those on Manus and Nauru

Join our movement and let's put our country back on the #RightTrack to #LetThemStay #BringThemHere and for a #FairProcess for all permanent protection claims to be processed in Australia, for good.


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